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This advanced programme enables you to put your undergraduate degree (or equivalent work experience) towards a career in professional accounting - and provides a pathway to membership with professional accounting bodies.
This Master’s degree has been designed for those who would like to pursue a new career in professional accounting. It’s a conversion programme, meaning you have the advantage of covering core knowledge and competencies - and developing higher level capabilities - quickly so you can start working as soon as possible.
This includes analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, technical accounting skills, and research capabilities to operate in a variety of small to medium enterprises, as well as some larger organisations.
Professional accounting bodies
To work as a registered chartered accountant or certified practicing accountant in New Zealand, you need to gain membership to the following professional accounting bodies:
There are so many benefits to being professionally certified and registered – global networking opportunities, discounted professional development – so when you successfully graduate this programme, you’ll have the academic requirements you need to apply for provisional membership.
What you’ll learn
The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is an 18-month, 180-credit programme studied over three semesters. It’s made up of 10 compulsory courses – nine 15-credit courses at Level 8 (including an internship), and a 45-credit research project at Level 9.
Here’s a snippet of the technical and people skills you’ll gain and develop over the duration of the programme:
As part of your studies, you’ll complete a 50-hour work-based internship where you’ll develop a proposal in collaboration with an external organisation, agree on objectives and timelines, and then complete the mahi.
For applicants 20 years or older
For applicants 16 years or older
If English is not your first language you need to have Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (no band <6.0) or equivalent. Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years.
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